Mt Baw Baw Snow Report Open

7:55am - 30 Sep 2018       
Lifts Open 3 of 7
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 4 cm
Snow Depth (Natural) 25 cm
Snow Depth (Snowmaking) 30 cm
Today's Weather: Shower or two. Forecast Max 8°c

Surface Condition

Fresh

Conditions

Fair skiing and boarding on a groomed softening cover of snow. Hut Platter Summit Tank Hill and Magic Carpet are operational. Fair sightseeing and snow play. Temporary toboggan park is open on Big Hill.

Snow Cover

Snowmaking

On Standby

Grooming Summary

Frosti Frog Hollow Toboggan Park

Froglets Toboggan Park

Kicker Park

Painted Park

Big Air Bag

Bungy Tramp

Southface Rd

Baw Baw Entrance

Snowfall History

30 Sep 20184cm
29 Sep 201810cm
24 Sep 20181cm

Announcements

Big Hill Poma (Poma)
Hut Run Platter (Platter)
Magic Carpet (Carpet)
Maltese Cross T-Bar (T-bar)
Painted T-Bar (T-bar)
Summit T-Bar (T-bar)
Tank Hill Platter (Platter)
Run Status Grooming Snowmaking
Ridge Run
Village Run
Bombardier
Slam Dunk
Home Run
Tank Hill Run
Road Run
Playground
Painted Run
Summit
Old Hut
Slalom
Hut Run
La Descent
Champagne
Maltese Cross
Drops on the Rocks
Big Hill West
Cross Country
Cross Country Trails Fair cross country skiing on a softening cover. Trails are open.

Updated: : //2018

Trail Status Grooming Date Groomed
Beech TrailClosedNone
Latrobe TrailClosedNone
McMillans TrailClosedNone
Village Trail WestClosedNone
Village Trail EastClosedNone
Muellers TrailClosedNone
Maltese Cross TrailClosedNone

Snow Cams

Weather Forecast   Weather Forum

Thu Nov 15
Max 8°c
Shower or two.
Fri Nov 16
1°c | 12°c
Partly cloudy.
Sat Nov 17
1°c | 10°c
Partly cloudy.
Sun Nov 18
1°c | 14°c
Sunny.
Mon Nov 19
5°c | 17°c
Mostly sunny.
Tue Nov 20
10°c | 17°c
Showers developing.
Wed Nov 21
6°c | 9°c
Showers. Windy.

Comments

chriscross
2/10/18 - 10:56am
Hut running top to bottom yesterday and Summit, too, with a diversion to the right half way down under the lift. By midday, however, it was soft and slow going. After lunch, muddy patches were appearing in the tow path and rocks emerging towards the bottom. An Indian family was surprised to see a skier appear suddenly near the bottom of Maltese. Another report said the bottom of Champagne had full cover. But it won't last long; fat lady could be heard above the gurgling of mountain streams. See you next year, friendly lifties!
snowgum
21/9/18 - 10:22am
bawbawbel: A chairlift with footrests or closed gondolas and music ? And pretty "mountain representatives " to tell you to have a nice day ? Be careful what you wish for, you might then lose free mountain entry. And the calamari at Central might no longer be a bargain...
What I’d like to see at BB us some engagement with public - esp over the green season. Perhaps a user/stakeholder meeting in both the Valley & Melbourne - like the big mtns do/did? Despite BB being nominally run by /for the Govt., I cant recall a single measly invite for such a meeting in recent years. Sure they have surveys but how would one know if they’re even read & considered. And the survey seens more aimed at accomodation & food issues, parking sevs. Meetings need to look athe bigger long term picture: lifts & SMing & their future? Same with water storage & licence, elec & gas plans? Plans to repair the village loop xc trail which has been shamefully ignored (virtually unskiable & rideable (in summer) for 20 years.( Just an idea for anyone connected to the board/mtn. The ideas are out there!! (/:-/)
bawbawbel
21/9/18 - 9:53am
Oldie: Wow. It has been a great season at BB. Last Tuesday was my 9th trip this season. The warmer weather has taken some toll on the snow but the cover was still very good! Turned 70 a few weeks ago so now I'm enjoying free skiing:). Thanks BB! Just love the laid back atmosphere. All I want for future seasons is South Face Road sealed and maybe a chairlift on either Summit or perhaps Maltese.
A chairlift with footrests or closed gondolas and music ? And pretty "mountain representatives " to tell you to have a nice day ? Be careful what you wish for, you might then lose free mountain entry. And the calamari at Central might no longer be a bargain...
snowgum
20/9/18 - 7:31pm
Oldie: Wow. It has been a great season at BB. Last Tuesday was my 9th trip this season. The warmer weather has taken some toll on the snow but the cover was still very good! Turned 70 a few weeks ago so now I'm enjoying free skiing:). Thanks BB! Just love the laid back atmosphere. All I want for future seasons is South Face Road sealed and maybe a chairlift on either Summit or perhaps Maltese.
Free skiing? Sounds great! SFR sealing would be nice but with a Fourby its not a biggie for many (me) - great for summer tourism though. Chairs would be good - great for mtn biking in summer too! A decent top to bottom (real snow) snowmaking system with sufficient water storage and licence would be ideal and I'd say vital as seasons lean off with time (I'd say this one is against trend - which is fabulous!) In fact 'fancy new chairs' without decent snowmaking is a 'bit cart before the horse' Imo. But yes decent SM - then bring on the chairs!!
Oldie
20/9/18 - 5:16pm
Wow. It has been a great season at BB. Last Tuesday was my 9th trip this season. The warmer weather has taken some toll on the snow but the cover was still very good! Turned 70 a few weeks ago so now I'm enjoying free skiing:). Thanks BB! Just love the laid back atmosphere. All I want for future seasons is South Face Road sealed and maybe a chairlift on either Summit or perhaps Maltese.
bawbawbel
15/9/18 - 11:15pm
Hmm.. Tomorrow (Sunday) negative all day. Snowfall clearing in the afternoon. But when is the road clearing? http://www.bom.gov.au/places/vic/mount-baw-baw/forecast/
skimax
15/9/18 - 6:44pm
5 degrees near Baw Baw 180m ASL soft hail heavy precip
skimax
15/9/18 - 6:43pm
Currently -4.4 , -12 wind chill
absentskier
15/9/18 - 12:07pm
snowgum
3/9/18 - 8:10pm
Froff Life: First visit to Baws yesterday and had a really fun day! Was worried it was going to be crazy busy with Fathers Day but crowds were not an issue. Fun little mountain and was great to explore with my 15 cousin who is still learning skiing. Would go back in a hurry though as we skied all of the runs, twice haha. Small but enjoyable place that's perfect for beginners and families. Snow quality was excellent and it snowed, sometimes heavily, most of the day. Some take away's: Drive up via Tanjil Bren sucks hard, so slow with a heap of blind corners and being stuck behind slow cars with no option for them to pull over Black runs are a joke, and most of the blues would be considered green runs at other resorts. Don't try to be something you're not. Own the family friendly/beginner vibe and pump up the fact that confident begginers can explore the whole resort. Baw Baw has such a friendly vibe! Had lots of chats over the day with many different peopl
Sounds like a great day - it was great at Lake Mtn too. It's no secret Bawb's run grading system is unique. I guess it provides beginners some feel good factor ticking off the colours. As for the road, try the South Face Road (SFR), via Erica next time. It's gravel but a very good std gravel & much less windy than the BBTR. Much less traffic too and usually has little or snow (below 900m). For people who have car-sick prone passengers - it's the only real choice. It's a bit further in distance from SE subs but roughly the same time to drive. Hopefully will be sealed some day.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
3/9/18 - 7:59pm
Froff Life: Really? I always assumed run ratings were supposed to be relatively similar across various resorts in a country. In Japan, NZ or Europe where you might ski a different resort or area every day you would want the run ratings to be consistent. Imagine if you skied a black and Baw Baw, then went to Hotham and thought you could ski a black there?
I have XC skied at many different places this season and what I have learned is that the gradings of difficulty are not the same at another place. For instance XC BLUE runs at Lake Mtn. are not the same as XC BLUE Runs at Mt. Stirling. The XC RACE LOOP( A Blue Run) at Mt. Stirling would be graded as a black run at Lake Mtn. The XC Blue runs at Mt. Buffalo are not comparable with the Blue Runs at or at Falls Ck and/or Mt. St. Gwinear etc. etc. If you like Mt. Baw Baw then put on chook footing skis and check out Mt. Erica and Mt.St.G.
absentskier
3/9/18 - 12:43pm
Froff Life: Really? I always assumed run ratings were supposed to be relatively similar across various resorts in a country. In Japan, NZ or Europe where you might ski a different resort or area every day you would want the run ratings to be consistent. Imagine if you skied a black and Baw Baw, then went to Hotham and thought you could ski a black there?
Yes, really. Resorts tend to grade their runs in a relatively consistent manner, but ultimately it is an internal grading system. You should never assume that because you can ski a black run at one place that you will be comfortable skiing a black run somewhere else. Resorts use run grading as a marketing tool. Some are desperate to show more black on the map, others are keen to have more blue. Apex in Canada is a good example of the latter. Some of their blues would be blacks at places like Big White.
Froff Life
3/9/18 - 11:02am
absentskier: Run gradings are not there so people can make comparisons of runs between resorts. Rather, they are there to show the relative difficulty of runs a resort.
Really? I always assumed run ratings were supposed to be relatively similar across various resorts in a country. In Japan, NZ or Europe where you might ski a different resort or area every day you would want the run ratings to be consistent. Imagine if you skied a black and Baw Baw, then went to Hotham and thought you could ski a black there?
absentskier
3/9/18 - 10:33am
Froff Life: First visit to Baws yesterday and had a really fun day! Was worried it was going to be crazy busy with Fathers Day but crowds were not an issue. Fun little mountain and was great to explore with my 15 cousin who is still learning skiing. Would go back in a hurry though as we skied all of the runs, twice haha. Small but enjoyable place that's perfect for beginners and families. Snow quality was excellent and it snowed, sometimes heavily, most of the day. Some take away's: Drive up via Tanjil Bren sucks hard, so slow with a heap of blind corners and being stuck behind slow cars with no option for them to pull over Black runs are a joke, and most of the blues would be considered green runs at other resorts. Don't try to be something you're not. Own the family friendly/beginner vibe and pump up the fact that confident begginers can explore the whole resort. Baw Baw has such a friendly vibe! Had lots of chats over the day with many different peopl
Run gradings are not there so people can make comparisons of runs between resorts. Rather, they are there to show the relative difficulty of runs a resort.
Froff Life
3/9/18 - 9:24am
First visit to Baws yesterday and had a really fun day! Was worried it was going to be crazy busy with Fathers Day but crowds were not an issue. Fun little mountain and was great to explore with my 15 cousin who is still learning skiing. Would go back in a hurry though as we skied all of the runs, twice haha. Small but enjoyable place that's perfect for beginners and families. Snow quality was excellent and it snowed, sometimes heavily, most of the day. Some take away's: Drive up via Tanjil Bren sucks hard, so slow with a heap of blind corners and being stuck behind slow cars with no option for them to pull over Black runs are a joke, and most of the blues would be considered green runs at other resorts. Don't try to be something you're not. Own the family friendly/beginner vibe and pump up the fact that confident begginers can explore the whole resort. Baw Baw has such a friendly vibe! Had lots of chats over the day with many different peopl
absentskier
1/9/18 - 6:56pm
Mister Tee on XC Skis
30/8/18 - 6:01pm
The Tee mobile is AWD with All terrain tyres.
jez01
30/8/18 - 4:11pm
Just a note, correct me if wrong though, south face rd is unsealed so Not sure what car you have, but if you have a 4WD you’ll have no issues on there!
Mister Tee on XC Skis
28/8/18 - 6:28pm
I know Mt BB is not exactly the same as Mt. St. G. but I always come into MSG from Moe and Erica to access Mt. St. G. The times I have been to Mt. BB I have used the South face road because the windy twisty turny other way is not my kind of thing at all , especially if you get stuck behind a caravan :-0.
Serenity
27/8/18 - 1:58pm
Just some clarification, chain hire/fitting is available at resort entry UNLESS severe weather/snow conditions, see their website for more details on this. Diesel additive generally only required if staying overnight.

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